with a cellar and parking space, in Burgundy’s Beaune
Set in the historic centre of Beaune, this flat is 10 minutes from slip roads for the A6 motorway, a crossroads providing links to Paris or Geneva in 2½ hours and Lyon airport in 1½ hours. The train station is just a 10-minute walk, as are numerous food shops, markets, restaurants and hotels. Beaune aerodrome, a 15-minute drive away, is open to civil aircraft. The town, in the heart of the “Climates of Burgundy” (Burgundy vineyards), classified on the UNESCO World Heritage List, acts as the Burgundy wine capital. Its world renown is also based on the wine auction held by the Hospices every third Sunday in November.
This flat is reached all on a level from the vestibule. An entrance lobby, with a small hall area and two cupboards. Straight on, a bedroom, with oak wood parquet flooring, a window and a French window looking out over the interior courtyard as well as an exposed stone wall on one side. A semi-open-plan shower room, with a toilet, a double vanity unit, a mirror as well as travertine wall and floor tiles. The entrance hall also provides access to a vast lounge, with oak wood parquet flooring, two exposed dressed stone walls, one exposed stone block wall, a large recess awaiting fitting and two windows, with an unobstructed view over the street. An arched opening in the exposed stone block wall gives access to a fitted kitchen, with a large, original wall cupboard, a window overlooking the street, a coffered ceiling, adorned with a moulded frieze, enhanced with motifs, alternating acanthus leaves with flowers, encircled with a garland of stars, travertine floor tiles and an exposed dressed stone wall. This fully fitted kitchen is sober and functional. The lounge gives access to a guest toilet and a second bedroom via an arched doorway in the exposed stone wall. The bedroom has parquet flooring, a pink marble fireplace, an exposed stone wall, interspersed with brick, and two windows, looking out over the interior courtyard. A door opens into a shower room and toilet, with a window, a double vanity unit, a mirror as well as travertine wall and floor tiles.
The architecture of this property blends superbly with the centre of town and the character of Beaune. The complete renovation of this flat in keeping with the features, era and history of the building aesthetically providing provides all essential modern-day home comforts. This spacious flat is an ode to the beauty of Burgundy stone which is delightfully laid as dressed stone or as stone blocks. Arched openings are ingeniously arranged. The kitchen separated from the lounge is an invitation to create inspired dishes under its elegantly wrought coffered ceiling. The bedrooms, overlooking the interior courtyard, can but encourage a good night’s sleep. The high ceilings and the large windows bestow a feeling of grandeur and space amplified by through light. There is no doubt that this haven manifests a feeling of timelessness, a deep serenity and the certainty of well-being. Another way of living the “pro remedio animae” (salvation of souls). Purchasing a property in Beaune is a sound investment and its rental income is guaranteed.
|Living space||110.9 m2|
|Number of rooms||4|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
Anne Gros +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.